Information About Golf Wedges

Most beginners don’t know what the wedge does and it’s importance. Wedges are usually made of iron and are intended for the accuracy of shorter shots. It’s usually labeled as the “scoring clubs”. There are 3 different types of wedges in golf such as gap wedge, sand wedge, and lob wedge.

As beginners, you do not need to worry much about wedges, other than the pitching wedge. Gap and lob wedged are fairly common for professional players and the sand wedge is common to all levels of players. Beginners are not obligated to pick a sand wedge right off the bat. Always remember that they are special clubs for special uses and you should focus first on basic clubs.

Wedge features the shortest shaft and highest loft of any golf clubs and are often identified by their loft than its name. A lob wedge is called a “60-degree wedge.” It allows players to lob the ball higher into the air from where it is intended to drop steeply on the green with little or no roll. Sand wedges are invented to make shots out of sand bunkers easier. This typical wedge has a 56-degree loft wedge. The pitching wedges or the gap wedge is typically loft from 45 to 48 degrees because it closes the gap in loft between the pitching wedge and the sand wedge.

Here are the four main types of wedges used in golf:

Pitching wedge
This is one that all players use irrespective of their level in the game. It is also the longest wedge in your set considering the size of the bag. It provides the hit of about 100 to 125 yards from the pin.

Sand wedge
Though the name mentions “sand”, the wedge is not meant for sand alone. It often comes with the set or you could get it separately. It provides good stopping power.

Gap wedge
These are sold individually and are a late addition to the list of wedges. They fill the gap between the pitching and sand wedges.

Lob wedge
Like the gap wedge, these are also sold separately from the set. They are ideal for shorter high shots that should be stopped quickly.

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